Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: October 20, 2014 through October 26, 2014

A Lantern Symphony Postcard by Sybil Barham

 

 

This is a big week! Between the Sun entering Scorpio and the partial Solar Eclipse (Scorpio New Moon) on Thursday, and Mercury turning Direct on Saturday this is a week that pushes up forward. We cannot keep holding onto our old life patterns and world views!

 

Life continues to propel us forward. Don’t try to stay safe or hold off change; move ever forward, with the aspiration of keeping the wind at your back!

 

Remember the Full Lunar Eclipse that occurred on Wednesday October 8th at the New Moon?

 

You know very well what is ending in your life. It may be a relationship, a living situation, a job; it may be an entire way of living, thinking, or being in the world. Perhaps it is one or all of these things!
Eclipses have a way of timing the endings and new beginnings in our lives. People tend to be afraid of endings. Please consider how necessary they are in our lives!

 

If you look clearly at what is ending, you know it is for the best. Your truest, most honest, and most joyful way of living in the world is in the direction of the doors that are opening in your life not the ones that are closing.
This Thursday we have a partial Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Scorpio. Whereas Lunar Eclipses occur at the Full Moon, representing endings; the Solar Eclipse occurs at the New Moon, representing beginnings. Endings lead to newly opened doors. Embrace the change.

 

Consider this: Solar Eclipses occurred at nearly the same degree as this one in October, 1976 and October, 1995. Consider the themes that were working their way through your life at that time; how do they relate to your current life circumstances? Let what you learned through those times inform your actions and decisions now.

 

 

This week: The VOC* Moon!

Block off these times in your schedule and avoid making significant decisions or working on important projects during these times. During VOC* Moon, focus on routine tasks. You will be surprised at how this one change will smooth the edges of your life!

 

Monday, October 20, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Square to Mars at 11:30PM EDT, ending at 7:12AM EDT on Tuesday, October 21st as the Moon enters Libra.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Sextile to Mars at 1:22PM EDT and ending at 5:10PM EDT as the Moon enters Scorpio.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Moon is VOC* following a Conjunction to the Saturn at 12:12PM EDT and ending on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 12:40AM EDT when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

 

 

Monday, October 20, 2014:

POSSIBILITIES BEGIN WITHIN YOUR MIND AND HEART TODAY

 

Monday is a day of possibilities; opportunities for the development of love /friendship, expanding your beliefs/ planning for the future, and stabilizing intense emotional patterns.

I feel good about a week that begins with the Moon in Virgo! Virgo brings with it the ability to set our own selfish needs/desires aside as we consciously choose to help others. This is a day when the choice to help others brings new possibilities to your own life. (Venus Sextile Mars) This is a day for building love and friendship; for allowing others to contribute to your life even as you are focusing on contributing to others. This energy needs an outlet. Gather with friends; spend time with loved ones, create something; tangible or intangible!

Consider issues that are larger than your everyday life today! Look to the future; this is a day to make plans. What do you want to create? Set it all in motion with the expansion of your mind. Do you want to see a new reality in your future? Your conversations, your plans and your thinking are opening those possibilities today!

 

The Lantern Postcard by Sybil Barham

Tuesday, October 21, 2014:

PAY ATTENTION

 

We wake to a VOC* Virgo Moon on Tuesday morning but not for long. At 7:12AM EDT the Moon enters Libra.

This is likely to be a relatively simple day as we assimilate the possibilities we began developing on Monday and the energy builds toward the New Moon on Thursday.

We are now in the Dark Phase of the Moon. Pay close attention to the whispered voice of your deepest self; spend time alone to deeply connect. Allow your passing thoughts to quiet, notice the tone of your true self.

 

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014:

 

The Moon will be in Libra (and in her darkest phase) all day. Libra brings our thoughts to the engagement of cooperation and diplomacy. We feel pulled to balancing our opposing natures with others, and internally with our own, sometimes, discordant nature.

Do not let stressful and intense interactions with others to catch you off guard early in the day! You can expect to be placed face to face with whatever profound change is occurring in your life. You may have to answer to others who do not understand (and likely do not regard favorably) the direction you are moving in. Hold steady to your own personal values and the direction you know favors your deepest growth. We simply cannot please everyone who cares about us. We must follow our own course.

Wednesday evening holds much lighter energies. Spend it with a friend or loved one; have dinner together, see a movie. Explore the places that your paths intersect. Enjoy each others company. Bring kindness, consideration, and pleasant stories to the table!

 

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014:

NEW MOON: BEGINS TRANSFORMATION OF PASSION & MYSTERY

 

Thursday is a day to highlight on your calendar!! There is much energy peaking in intensity and empowerment.

Sun, Venus, and the Moon enter Scorpio on Thursday! The energy of Libra, which we have been working with for the past month, now moves to Scorpio! It is time to move away from an overly polite stance in our relationships to penetrating the deeper levels of transformative passion and mystery. Allow the romance or friendship to move into deeper, unexplored areas; allow the core of you to change. The coming weeks bring emotional depth and offer time for introspection. There is no point trying to gloss over the powerful, compulsive, and deeply private changes that are occurring internally. Allow yourself to be changed.

Let’s talk a bit more about today’s New Moon Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Scorpio.

On October 8th we had a Full Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon.
Eclipses have a way of timing the endings and new beginnings in our lives. People tend to be afraid of endings. Please consider how necessary they are in your life!

Unless you are in serious denial, I’m sure you know what is ending in your life. It may be a relationship, a living situation, a job; it may be an entire way of living, thinking, or being in the world. Perhaps it is one or all of these things!

Remember that your truest self is beyond the doors that are opening, not the ones that are being closed!

Embrace the change and consider this: Solar Eclipses occurred at nearly the same degree as today’s in October 1976 and October 1995. Consider the themes that were working their way through your life at that time; how do they relate to your current life circumstances?

Let what you learned through those times inform your actions and decisions now.

Evening Postcard by Sybil Barham

 

 

Friday, October 24, 2014:

 

I think we can expect to feel a bit disoriented on Friday. Thursday was such a game changer with the Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse and both the Sun and Venus entering Scorpio. Take time today to rest within the new reality you find yourself in. Even the most subtle changes can transform our lives. Take your transformation seriously; whatever it looks like, regardless of what anyone may think. The energy of change within this week reverberates into the future.

Take Friday to rest and dream. Now that you have the clarity of vision that you simply didn’t have as recently as last month (or even two days ago), what is the future you are going to create for yourself? Are you going to let the last chapter of your life define the rest of your life? Can you finally set all of the stories of your past behind? Can you begin to define yourself and your future from a place that begins NOW; free of the past?
The present moment has great power.

Your dreams are empowered. Encourage yourself. Encourage others. Empower others with your encouragement. Encourage others with you empowerment.

 

 

Saturday October 25, 2014:

MERCURY DIRECT!! 3:16PM EDT

 

Over the next few days you will see that life begins to move in more predictable ways. Our communications will become clearer and we can anticipate less frustration!
Saturday has the potential to be a very special day; we begin the day with the Sun’s vitality and warmth joining with Venus the planet of love and beauty.

Doesn’t that sound great!

Spend time with activities that feed your need for love, beauty, and appreciation. You could create something beautiful, spend time in a museum appreciating beauty, or you could shop for some beautiful thing or something that will help you create beauty in the world. Keep your eyes open and acknowledge beauty where and when you see it!
Following a conjunction to Saturn at12:12PM EDT the Scorpio Moon is VOC*. The challenges of the afternoon are directly proportionate to our ability to stabilize and secure the deep intensity of today’s emotions.

Perhaps you are stuck in longing for more than is available. Hold all that is precious in your life with a very light touch. There are no guarantees, and only pain will result from holding on too tightly.

 

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014:

 

Sunday we wake to the Moon in Sagittarius bringing our emotions to a more easily joyful space.
At 6:42AM EDT Mars enters Capricorn.

Mars is the planet of active, assertive energy. Mars has been in Sagittarius since mid September 2014; in Sagittarius our energy has been moving quickly and independently, wanting to explore new ideas, new adventures, new horizons.
Now Mars in Capricorn is ready to settle into a more conventional expression. We may not be as interested in wild adventures or we are more willing to take our adventures more seriously and incorporate them into the real world responsibilities of our lives. If we have been using our energies with less than full integrity we will need to change that. Between now and December 4, 2014 we must learn to understand the importance of acting with full integrity. This is not something that can be side-stepped without being sucked into fear and rigidity. During the time of Mars in Capricorn, assuming our integrity is strong, we can get a great deal accomplished! Mars in Capricorn = Nose to the grindstone! Strong and steady; get it done!!

 

"Glowing, Gleaming Poppy-land" Postcard by Sybil Barham
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* in these weekly reports I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.

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